Canada Water Cafe

4.8
173 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
We are a friendly neighbourhood restaurant and cafe open 7 days a week, from early in the morning until dinner. We serve breakfast & brunch as well as an Italian lunch and dinner menu. Our pizza dough, most of our pasta and our delicious dolci are freshly made in-house.
We are located right outside Canada Water Station in London SE16.
What 173 People Are Saying
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4.8
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FrancesK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only thing that I would change is that a number of delivery drivers kept coming in and leaning on our table/putting their bags on the other end. The waiter came to stop one of them but it happened a few times

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AnaZ
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good food!
The staff is very attentive and the lasagna and panesu are delicious!

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AbiB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food & some lovely Christmas menu offerings too. Nice cocktails but don’t be afraid to minimise the list to keep it all ‘in season’!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food

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Marek
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dinner and cocktails.

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Elizabeth
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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GaryH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a great neighbourhood Italian. Informal, stylish with good food & service. Also dog friendly. Always worth going to and worthy of our support in these testing times.

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CarmenF
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always, the best restaurant in Canada Water

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Holly
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Canada Water Cafe, a local treat with lovely staff and delicious food!

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Marios
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely dining experience, good food and friendly staff :) Will be back.

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JoanneW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really friendly place. Lovely atmosphere. Great service. Great selection of fresh food. Delicious wine. Feels very safe and clean, and a joy to do something normal! Highly recommend.

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vipAnneR
London
24 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came for dinner with our son- friendly staff, good selection of items on the menu- yummy pizza - would happily come again

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vipAneta
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good food and great service ! And very dog friendly !

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MariaC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I went there a year ago and it was terrible food and very poor service. They have improved massively.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the staff are always so helpful and friendly. Highly recommended!

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QQ22
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place! Also amazing food options, love the lasagna

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KatherynT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service even with help to eat out!
Only thing the door was open so it was cold

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Jamandscones
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner midweek. Fresh and tasty food. Will visit again.

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EdmundS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it, the food was amazing and the staff friendly

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AlBelinsky
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great local Italian restaurant .My wife and I have been its clients since soon after it opened

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eatout
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday treat! amazing food, friendly and welcoming staff.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Lovely little place which with a few tweaks could be oustanding.

I am allergic to gluten and having been to The Canada Water Cafe three times recently feel it's quite disappointing that despite thier menu stating they do, the have not once had a gluten free bread or pasta option. The fact they are next door to a sainsbury local and could easily buy one loaf and freeze it seems to be such a simple fix that would make a huge difference to customers like myself that miss out on so much of the menu due to this.

My friends and I all felt the food was very underseasoned, and no dressing on the salads and generally a bit bland and dry. A bit more salt, but pepper, a bit lemon, a bit olive oil and the good would be great. Again, these are really small things that could be fixed in two minutes but would completely change the taste of the food and make this place the perfect neighbourhood eatery.

Staff are lovely, and but a little bit over run, the restaurant was about 70% full but felt like they needed one more server as it was very difficult to get thier attention. The servers they did have working on the were great though.

Really do love this place, but just wish they put about 20% more effort into the flavour and texture of the food and that they had more GF options.

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vipABCD
London
39 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Good food as always.

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VioletaS
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been nice to have early dinner in Canada Water cafe. Pasta was delicious, salade with chicken was alright too, the wine was just exquisite. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Social distancing was done very well and very spacious. Highly recommended!

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Organizer
London
36 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My issues were the white wine & soft drinks I got weren't cold enough, especially in the recent heatwave, but they were chilled i.e. they hadn't been chilled long enough before serving. I was told the fridges were having trouble coping.........
The king prawns I had were tasty BUT the squid ink tagliolini itself was too bland and the excellent seafood bisque didn't coat the pasta very well.

The affogato was the best dish because it arrived in it's component parts for yourself to pour over the coffee to taste. Great for presentation too!
I've had takeaway coffee & sweet treats so I know they generally do good food plus it's close to home.

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TiffanyC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It’s a but packed and hard to remain social distancing between tables. Food are amazing as usual but there are less options than it had before. Staff are always nice and friendly.

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Anita
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

good family cafe/restaurant - we often go there for a nice easy meal. bread/pasta/pizza is really great. friendly staff.

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Suex
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely pizzas, nice vibe and good value.
Hope we will return.

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vipwalloyd
Essex
9 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening out, with good food and good value for money with EatOutToHelpOut deal

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JemmaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We love Canada Water cafe and it was great to enjoy the Eat our £10 off

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Jazz
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Food is always really good and service is excellent! Love coming every time.

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LindaK
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great food at this group of restaurants. Fresh and delicious ingredients. Can be more expensive than others, but with the eat out to help out offer, it was good value. The COVID measures were okay, but felt that we were a bit too near other diners at one point and the staff weren't wearing masks/face shields. Other diners were sat at tables that hadn't been cleaned down before they were shown there.

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HarryS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fine Italian food and excellent value as always.

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JMurray
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am a local in Canada Water area and I go here all the time either for breakfast, lunch or dinner! The prices are reasonable, the food is fantastic and the staff are always friendly and give great customer service. While I enjoyed my visit this time as always, I was very shocked to see that the waiters were not wearing masks due to COVID-19. This should be the minimum that the cafe should do to stop the spread of the virus. I didn't see any wiping down of tables properly either. The management should ensure all employees wear a mask when working as this is a standard practice for all restaurants re-opening in 2020.

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Niki
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful lasagne and garlic bread finished with a delightful panacotta 👌🏽

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PhoebeW
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cosy place with a lovey atmosphere. The food & wine is amazing and the staff are really friendly.

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Sean
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really great service throughout. Tried the tomato and salmon pasta which wasn't my favourite ever, but I know other dishes are incredible (particularly the bruschetta!)
Very quiet and Covid friendly

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Tamz
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Very nice place to eat and great food

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VickyB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The food is fantastic as is the service. Very relaxing.

FAQs

Canada Water Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Canada Water Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 173 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.